trousers(redirected from wearing the trousers)
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n. (used with a pl. v.)
- fob - A small pocket close to the waistband of trousers.
- galluses - Another name for suspenders for trousers.
- plus fours - Got their name (c. 1920) from the fact that such trousers were made four inches longer than standard knickerbockers or shorts, which came to just above the knee.
- trousers, trouse - The singular of trousers is trouse.
Trousers are a piece of clothing that covers your body from the waist downwards, and covers each leg separately. Trousers is a plural noun. You use a plural form of a verb with it.
Don't talk about 'a trousers'. You say some trousers or a pair of trousers.
You usually use a singular form of a verb with a pair of trousers.
The form trouser is often used in front of another noun.
In American English, more common words for this item of clothing are pants or slacks.